Rolex Submariner Date Transitional, 16800

    Was 15,995.00
    Code: 22970S
    Manufacturer Code: 16800
    Availability Sold
    Gender Mens
    SWC Ref RO-22970S
    Warranty 24 Months
    Age September 1982
    Model No 16800
    Box Rolex Box
    Papers Original Papers
    Diameter 40mm
    Brand Rolex
    Condition Pre Owned - Fine
    RRP Discontinued

    We are proud to present this iconic and collectable Rolex Submariner Date Transitional watch for sale.

    The Rolex Submariner is easily recognised as one of Rolex's most famous designs and is considered the benchmark in quality for diving watches. A perfect blend of functionality and style, the submariner sits on the wrist in any scenario whether smart or casual.

    In the early 1980’s with the advance in materials manufacture, Rolex decided to fit its most iconic sports watch, for the first time with a sapphire crystal glass and to change the dial print to reflect its additional water resistance 300M. It was also fitted with the calibre 3035 automatic movement increasing the beats per hour and adding a quick date change function to the date feature. After 1983 Rolex changed from the matte dials to the more familiar glossy black dial with white gold edging for the hour markers.

    This version the reference 16800 comes set in the classic 40mm stainless steel Oyster case with pin-hole lugs and is fitted with a uni-rotational bezel with a black insert. The watch has its original black matte dial with creamy-aged hour markers, date feature at 3 o’clock and fitted with a sapphire crystal glass with cyclops lens. Powered by the Rolex calibre 3035 automatic self-winding mechanism and fitted on its original stainless steel Oyster link bracelet with a folding Oysterlock clasp with safety catch.

    Originally purchased in September 1982 and in fine, unpolished condition.

    This Submariner Date comes with an original Rolex box, swing tag, calendar card, previous Rolex service paperwork from 2006, leather warranty holder and original perforated warranty paperwork. This Submariner is sold with a 24-month warranty from SWC.

    This would be a great piece for any Rolex collection.


    • Fine condition- for its age
    • Collectable transitional model
    • 40mm stainless steel Oyster case
    • Black uni-directional bezel
    • Black dial (matte) with date
    • Sapphire crystal glass
    • Chronometer
    • Automatic movement
    • Stainless steel Oyster bracelet
    • Pin hole lugs
    • Waterproof to 300m/1000ft
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    Paul B

    First time Omega purchase. Competitive price. Very quick and good communication. Stunning watch delivered in excellent condition. Would certainly buy from this company again.

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